New bill would suspend licenses for teenagers who drop out of school

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A report from the Associated Press today notes that a bill up for debate on the statehouse floor will, if passed, revoke driving privileges to S.C. teens who drop out of high school.

The bill, which is widely supported by the Department of Education and the House Education and Public Works committee, would suspend dropout teens' licenses statewide until they either return to school, or turn 18. The bill is just the latest measure in the state's attempt to decrease the dropout rate and non-graduation rate, which finished last year at 39% in Beaufort County alone.

Follow the link to read the AP's article, or go here to read WSAV's story.

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